K5 Argiñano is a modern vineyard estate located on a hillside near the Basque village of Aia at 1000 feet above sea level overlooking the Cantabrian seaports of Zarautz and Orio. Founded in 2005 by Spanish celebrity chef Karlos Argiñano and four partners, the objective is to showcase the noble and age worthy quality of the indigenous Hondarribi Zuri and its ability to produce extractive, super-dry, mineralic whites worthy of the finest table. The ultra modern, gravity-flow bodega (designed by the famous architectural firm Alonso & Balaguer) is ideally matched to its environment and offers fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and seacoast. Thirty-eight acres of Hondarribi Zuri are dry farmed in slate and granite soils with yields limited to under 2 kilos per vine. To compensate extremely low pH levels, the wine is aged six months on the fine lees for complexity.
|APPELLATION||D.O.C. Getariako Txakolina|
and four partners
|FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC)|
|WINE||BLEND||VINE AGE||SOIL TYPES||VINEYARD AREA|
|K Pilota||100% Hondarrabi-Zuri||14 years||Gray shale, laminated slate, granite||15 Ha / 38 acres total|
|K55 Sobre Lias||100% Hondarrabi-Zuri||14 years||Gray shale, laminated slate, granite|